Socastee, a residential community along the Intracoastal Waterway, is home to the historic Socastee Swing Bridge
Located in unincorporated Horry County around the junction of Highways 544 and 707, Socastee lies along the Intracoastal Waterway and abuts the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
Once a bedroom community for soldiers stationed at the base, Socastee has forged its own identity since the closing of the base in 1994 and developed into a residential and commercial center.
Large single-family neighborhoods and multi-family complexes make up most of Socastee’s housing market, and the expansion of Highway 31 to Highway 544 (and future plans to extend the thoroughfare to Highway 707) have sparked development in more rural areas.
Waterfront homes on the Intracoastal Waterway with private docks are in high demand for boaters looking for the least expensive real estate on the water.
The Horry County Police and Fire & Rescue cover the area, but there is no city government in place despite recent talks of incorporation.
Socastee has its own elementary, middle and high schools through Horry County Schools, as well as parks and recreation facilities, a library and other amenities.
Current construction will give residents a straight shot across Highway 17 Bypass to Market Common and the beach.
From the blog
Here’s a look at some of articles from our staff about Socastee:
Myrtle Beach Homes for Sale: New on the Market This Week
June 15, 2020
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The Myrtle Beach City Foods Guide: Famous Foods of U.S. Cities Served along the Grand Strand
July 18, 2019
As Myrtle Beach continues to grow, so does its culinary palette. What has been widely regarded as a town filled with seafood buffets now has more culinar …
Staying Fit: Best Myrtle Beach Recreation Centers and What They Offer
August 8, 2017
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New Horry County Schools Opening in 2017
August 3, 2017
Three new schools plan to open in time for the upcoming 2017-2018 Horry County school year, with two other schools planned on completing construction durin …
What’s New for 2017? Myrtle Beach Attractions, Restaurants & Events
January 23, 2017
2016 was a huge year for changes in Myrtle Beach, and 2017 is no different. In addition to continuing development at Broadway at the Beach, the Myrtle Beac …
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Restaurants & Attractions in Socastee
Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Socastee:
The Cooper House
Known in the Myrtle Beach area as one of the top locations for weddings and special events, the Cooper House has a …
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Someone in the audience is the killer and, if it’s not you, you better have a really solid alibi. That’s the ba …
River City Cafe
Voted ‘Best of the Beach’ burger year after year, River City Cafe’s signature burger and ultra casual beach s …
"The best burger you will eat!" — Beach Lover
Waterway Power Sports
Operating from a huge dock next to the swing bridge in Socastee, Waterway Power Sports offers visitors the chance t …
As the only African-American historical living farm museum in the United States, Freewoods Farm exists to recognize …
Socastee Recreation Park
The Socastee Recreation Park includes walking trails, outdoor exercise equipment, an archery range, disc golf cours …
Check out some of our favorite staff videos from around this area:
River City Cafe
Voted ‘Best of the Beach’ burger year after year, River City Cafe’s signature burger and ultra casual beach shack dining style makes these cafes favorites with both the locals and visitors!See Video Page
Check out some of the most popular areas in Socastee for Myrtle Beach real estate: